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15 minute Homemade Puff Pastry
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins

A simple tutorial showing you how to make puff pastry at home! This "rough puff pastry" is ready in 15 minutes and is the most delicious, buttery flaky homemade puff pastry you've ever tried!

Course: Baking
Cuisine: New Zealand
Keyword: rough puff
Servings: 1 sheet of pastry
Calories: 1864 kcal
Author: Laura
  • 1 cup (140 grams) flour
  • 140 grams cold butter
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup ice cold water * see note 1
  1. In a medium bowl, add the flour and salt. Mix together.
  2. Cut the butter into cubes and add it to the flour. Using a pastry blender or two knives, cut the butter into the dough until the butter is in pieces the size of peas. The dough will be quite crumbly.
  3. Make a hole in the center of the dough and pour in all of the water. Stir to combine the dough.
  4. Add the dough to a floured surface and pat it into a rough square. You will still be able to see pieces of butter and the dough may seem quite dry but it will come together with each roll.
  5. Flour the rolling pin, and roll the dough out into a rectangle about 25-30cm long.
  6. Fold the bottom third of the dough over the middle of the dough. Fold the upper third of the dough on top of the middle too. Rotate the dough one-quarter turn, roll out again, and repeat the folding pattern. Use flour as needed to stop the dough from sticking.
  7. Roll out, fold, and turn the dough at least 6 or 7 times.
  8. When done, wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill for at least one hour, or overnight. At this point you may freeze the dough.
  9. Roll out with flour when you are ready to use the pastry.
Recipe Notes

1. To make sure the water is icy cold, measure 1/3 cup of water into a 1 cup measure. Top it up with ice cubes, stir it around and pour out 1/3 cup of now icy cold water

Nutrition Facts
15 minute Homemade Puff Pastry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1864 Calories from Fat 1035
% Daily Value*
Fat 115g177%
Saturated Fat 72g450%
Cholesterol 301mg100%
Sodium 1299mg56%
Potassium 253mg7%
Carbohydrates 180g60%
Fiber 6g25%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 3500IU70%
Calcium 69mg7%
Iron 11mg61%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.